Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded The Morning News. He is the author of Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down and You Lost Me There. His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His Kindle e-book for The Morning News Editions, about visiting different American towns called Paris, was selected as a notable essay for Best American Essays 2013. More information can be found at his website.
Experiencing a piece of art can be transporting, but the act of explaining it to someone else is an art form in itself. No wonder that docents, professors, even patrons get caught up in the act.
Selections from Sam Stephenson’s multi-artist project documenting a season with the Durham Bulls, the North Carolina AAA baseball team that inspired the film Bull Durham, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Pictures from the edges of the Northern Gaeltacht, Irish-speaking area of County Mayo in northwest Ireland and one of the last true wilderness areas in Western Europe.
New paintings that question how much we truly influence our fate, and whether or not life is just a string of accidents.
Fine-art photography from one of the snowboarding world’s best practitioners, “Creager,” who recently retired from traveling the world in search of snow.
Even abstract art must begin with something, Picasso said. A broken Polaroid camera, grinding film through its gears, yields a surprising amount of fleeting beauty.
Black and white portraits of young men and women at the Milton Margai School for the Blind in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Selections from the monumental but unknown Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio, an amateur’s attempt to illustrate the nests and eggs omitted from John James Audubon’s Birds of America.
Pictures of post-war America—views of factories, construction sites, and printing plants—drawn from the career of Ezra Stoller, one of the world’s first and best architectural photographers.
Excerpts from an illustrated memoir of love and mourning after an artist loses his wife to a tragic accident.
From a 10-year study of London’s bus stops, photographs that resemble Renaissance tableaus—brief congregations of people never to be repeated.
Darkness in photography is often undervalued. A Dutch photographer’s vision that’s built on erosion, reflections, and shades of gray.